Recent Car Accident Deaths Point to Importance of Seat Belts

In the last month, two local high school students have died in automobile accidents, riding in cars with other teenagers who escaped the same accident with little or no injury. The difference? The teens who died were not wearing seat belts.

KUSI did a report this morning on the importance be belting up when in a car, and provided some pretty startling statistics. According to the officer interviewed in the video below, nearly every auto fatality can be attributed to one of three things: speed, driving under the influence, and the failure to wear a seat belt. As to seat belts specifically, despite a 95% compliance rate, more than 50% of local car accident deaths can be attributed to the failure to buckle a seat belt.

Source: KUSI

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